Mount Mayon has been spewing lava and flaming rocks, some as big as cars for the last month. Now scientist have warned that Wednesday full moon could spark off a major eruption.

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The moons gravitational pull, the force behind the oceans high and low tides appears to be having a direct affect on the lava trapped within mount Mayon, and is being linked to all volcanic activity world wide.

Prievious full moons have been linked to at least three previous eruptions on mount Mayon, including the two most recent, one in 2000 and the other in 2001.

At least 30,000 people have been moved or evacuated from an 8km danger area around the volcano, but there are still many locals who refuse to leave their farms and livestock.

Related Links:
In pictures: Philippines volcano
Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
Global Volcanism Program – Mayon
Photos of Mount Mayon

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.